“Circumvent” ~ a Just Read Blog & Review Tour (CLOSED)

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Circumvent JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Circumvent by S. K. Derban, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Circumvent Title: Circumvent Author: S. K. Derban Publisher: TouchPoint Press Release Date: November 9, 2017 Genre: Clean Ready Mystery When perfection turns to panic an isolated couple must learn: “For we walk by faith, not by sight…” Imagine living in a quaint, beach-front cottage on the Hawaiian island of Maui. You have an amazing job, combined with the pleasure of working from home. Lunch breaks become a daily picnic on the sand. Dessert is always included because of your marriage to a famous pastry chef. Life could not be any better. Or so it seems… French-born, Nikki Sabine Moueix travels to Hawaii for a special work assignment, but the job of writing an article about a famous Swiss pastry chef generates more than a magazine piece. They fall in love, get married, and Nikki Moueix becomes Mrs. Ruggiero Delémont. When another assignment calls for Nikki to spend three weeks in France, Ruggiero’s schedule prevents him from joining her. She travels alone, advancing straight into danger. After a threatening confrontation, Nikki wakes up in a French hospital with no knowledge of her past. After she fails to check in, Ruggiero panics and pushes for an immediate investigation. But as he closes in, Nikki’s new found friend moves her to another city. It becomes a game of hide and seek with Nikki as the prize. CIRCUMVENT allows readers to form a bond with Nikki as they yearn for her to remember. They will cheer for Ruggiero and his relentless determination to locate his beloved wife. This is a story about two people who never lose their faith in God, and find amazing friends to help them along the way. PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | IndieBound | BookBub


S.K. Derban

S.K. Derban resides with her husband in Southern California. Although born in the United States she moved to London within the first three months, and remained in England until the age of five. Her father, an American citizen, was a decorated veteran of the Second World War. Her British mother was involved with the London Royal Ballet Company, and a great fan of the arts. After returning to the United States, Derban’s life remained filled with a love of the theatre, and a passion for British murder mysteries.

S.K. Derban’s personal travel and missionary escapades are readily apparent as they shine through into her characters. Readers are often transported virtually across the globe. She has traveled to Hong Kong on five separate occasions to smuggle Bibles into China, and has been to Israel on seven missionary trips. Derban’s other adventures include visits to Bangkok, Greece, Egypt, Italy, and the Caribbean. Beginning with her faith in the Lord, S.K. Derban relies on all aspects of her life when writing. She hopes her books will allow readers to go on holiday without having to pack!
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My thoughts about Circumvent

I am a definite fan of suspense novels. And Circumvent definitely falls into the suspense category.

It’s more than that, though. It’s a tale of a romantic marriage with an unusual history; and, it’s also a picture of what a frightening event can look like when viewed through the lenses of faith. (It’s also a snapshot of two newlyweds who talk about their physical love life A LOT, in certain spots. It still fits in the clean Christian fiction category; maybe it seemed a bit more than I often notice.) While Ruggiero stays at his chef position at a restaurant on Maui, Nikki, his wife who is a writer for a food magazine, travels to cover a French wine festival that will span several cities. When Nikki lands but doesn’t respond to Ruggiero’s messages, he becomes concerned. When he discovers that she never checked into her hotel, he’s even more worried. Eventually, the police become involved in two countries.

Nikki is a bit worried; but not for any of the reasons her husband is. In fact, she doesn’t even know she has a husband. She has woken up in a hospital and doesn’t remember anything about her life; not even her name. But there is a kindly doctor who’s taken quite an interest in her; even to the point of moving her into his apartment. Twists and turns that the reader won’t foresee are ahead, all the way to the end of the book!

So what did I think about this romantic suspense novel? First, I liked the characters (especially a Hawaiian policeman, as well as Nikki and Ruggiero). I couldn’t imagine how they’d find their way out of this situation, and was definitely curious about how things would be resolved. (I won’t tell you how, though! No spoilers!)

Second, I liked the twists and turns of the novel, and the locations (both in the U.S. and in France) that the author set the scenes in. They were imaginative and quite captivating.

Third: I liked this…but it made me nervous at the very same moment! It is a terrifying thought to imagine someone who’s in a foreign country, alone, but has lost his or her memory. Nikki is at the mercy of people on all ends of the spectrum, from very good to very bad. Her husband has no idea where she is. And he can’t find her.

If that’s not enough to keep you reading through til the very end, I don’t know what would be!

Enjoy! –Wren

DISCLAIMER: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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